Temple basketball star arrested in Atlantic City

Temple basketball star arrested in Atlantic City

Published Jun. 12, 2012 11:24 a.m. ET

A Temple University basketball player is apologizing to his family and team following his arrest on prostitution and resisting arrest charges in Atlantic City.

Khalif Wyatt issued a statement in which he says he was celebrating his 21st birthday on Sunday and ''exercised very poor judgment.''

The senior guard was among seven men and 16 women arrested during a two-day sweep that targeted suspected prostitutes and their clients.

Atlantic City police say Wyatt and a friend solicited undercover female officers posing as prostitutes.


Police arrested Wyatt after they said he fled from a hotel room when officers announced the sting.

Wyatt says he intends to cooperate with authorities.

Wyatt finished fourth in scoring in the Atlantic 10 Conference last season.

A Temple basketball spokesman did not immediately return a call.